RABAT, Nov 4- Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers via USB and other mobile modems, as well...
Oct 11- Buyout firm BC Partners Ltd is in pole position to acquire a data center business that CenturyLink Inc, a U.S. provider of phone and internet services, is hoping to divest for more than $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said. BC Partners emerged as the lead bidder after another private equity consortium comprising GTCR LLC, Charlesbank Capital...
Vodafone's $7.2 billion cash injection into its Indian business has turned up the heat just days ahead of a massive airwave auction.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 23- Even though new rules have not yet been implemented, telecom companies in Argentina are preparing for a more competitive market as the government expects reforms to attract $20 billion in investments over four years. Telecom Argentina and Telefonica de Argentina have announced investments in recent months, while Argentina's largest...
BRUSSELS, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced measures on Wednesday to rein in the world's technology giants, improve broadband speeds and cut the cost of internet access, trying to rally popular support for an EU battered by Brexit. They complain that Google, Facebook's WhatsApp, Microsoft's Skype and other services have...
STRASBOURG, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker touted a plan on Wednesday for free mobile roaming and wireless internet in cities across the European Union, trying to rally popular support for a bloc battered by Brexit. Telecoms firms have been lobbying intensely for more flexible rules allowing them to boost revenue and invest in...
Whereas in the United States four-fifths of masts are in the hands of independent companies, around 75 percent of those in Europe are still owned by the telecom operators, according to Barclays. Tenancy ratios- the number of operators using a single mast- are 1.6 to 1.9 in Europe, compared with 2 to 3 in the United States, industry figures show. Cellnex has been buying...
A "Brexit" may prove beneficial for U.K. telecommunication companies, but could create headaches for consumers, according to industry watchers.
Matthew Howett, practice leader for regulation at OVUM, comments on the collapsed merger talks between French telecom giants Bouygues and Orange.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says BT is being targeted by the regulator.
Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the digital economy, says new digital services are not feasible without 5G.
Sigve Brekke, CEO of Telenor, outlines his telecommunication company's digital strategy.
Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia, says there are good signs in the otherwise disappointing fourth quarter results.
Cable TV company acquires UK telecoms group with operations in the Caribbean, for stock and a special dividend worth $5.3 billion.
APEC kicked off its annual meeting with plans to think small, including finding ways to ensure small businesses benefit from trade deals.
Dish Network's controversial bids in a recent wireless spectrum auction are a net positive for American taxpayers, Charlie Ergen tells CNBC.
The traditional cable bundle is not dead and still offers great value, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger tells CNBC.
Cablevision Systems said video subscriber losses doubled, as the cable TV company's customers continued to shift to bundled services from telecoms.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells CNBC he decided to support net neutrality independently, and not because Obama backed the regulations.
The new net neutrality regulations may persuade the Justice Department to OK the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, analyst Daniel Ernst tells CNBC.